Islam and Tolerance: Lessons from Medieval Persia
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2024
Dr. Andrew Magnusson of University of Central Oklahoma Department of History & Geography presents “Islam and Tolerance: Lessons from Medieval Persia”.
Join us this Friday, January 26th, 6:15pm – 7:30pm CST (Seating at 6:15pm, Lecture starts at 6:30pm) at Norman Public Library East, Community Room, 3051 E Alameda St., Norman, OK 73071.
If you can’t be there in person, the presentation will also be available on Zoom at https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/91497925617
When Muslims conquered Iran in the seventh century, they encountered Zoroastrianism - the official religion of the vanquished Persian Empire. In a pragmatic gesture of tolerance, Muslims chose to tax Zoroastrians rather than fight them. That decision generated considerable controversy in the Middle Ages but offers valuable lessons for the present.
Due to the closing of the Norman Public Library Central until late spring 2024, the Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series will be at the Norman Public Library East, Community Room, 3051 E Alameda St., Norman, OK 73071.
The Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies University of Oklahoma.
Come learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! No papers, no test, just interesting information about life long ago.
This event is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program.